Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Irene Hannon, Romance Fiction, Thriller
I had the privilege of interviewing Irene Hannon, author of “In Harm’s Way” which is the third and final book in the Heroes of Quantico series published by Revell Books. The focus this time is on Nick Bradley, an agent of the FBI’s exclusive Hostage Rescue Team.
The book begins with a kidnapping in Chicago and a woman who does not like the old Raggedy Ann doll that the kidnapped baby enjoys. We know that the kidnapped makes it to St. Louis because that is where Rachel Sutton discovers the Raggedy Ann doll. The drama unfolds because Rachel Sutton has a highly physical and emotional reaction when she touches the doll. She is not a believer in psychic phenomenon but she is having a reaction to this doll. When she learns that the police will discount her as a kook she takes her story to the FBI and Nick Bradley. He is willing to dismiss her except he witnesses her reaction when she touches the doll.
There is a reporter for a supermarket paper that serves as a catalyst to stir up events and which forces Nick and Rachel to be in each others company thus developing their romance. As events occur and the kidnapper, Nick and Rachel are all drawn together this thriller becomes more and more exciting with the last hundred pages being an extremely wild ride. All I can say is imagine going on a roller coaster the beginning of the ride is nothing until you get to the top and experience that first drop then it is nothing but twists, turns upside down loops until the ride ends. This is what Ms. Hannon does to us as readers with this book.
In addition to the nerve-wracking suspense there is also the wonderful theme of how God uses events to bring good to an evil situation. There also is the theme of Nick’s house which is mostly remodeled but it is empty much like the lives of both Nick and Rachel. I think this is Irene Hannon’s best work so far and a fitting end to a wonderful series.
This is a fun read, it is a fast read, however I do not recommend starting this book late at night because it will cost you sleep as you will not want to put it down. Ms. Hannon is an excellent writer and knows how to twist your nerve endings as she tightens the suspense. While we are sad to leave these wonderful characters we look forward to Ms. Hannon’s new series which will be released in January of 2011.
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